Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019


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27 Mar 2019 Social 2019 Doximity report shows Rheumatologists are the 14th lowest paid of all medical specialties; but is amongst the lowest with a gender gap difference. check it out here
31 Jul 2017 Social Among 608 SSc pts 3% developed Scl renal crisis - risk w/ digital gangrene, pred >15, alb <3, cardiac involvement
29 Aug 2017 Social 1667 geriatric pts w/ Septic arthritis matched 1:10 w/o; those w/ Septic arthritis had 50-100% increase mortality
07 Jan 2018 Social RT @RonanTKavanagh: Here’s me telling a story about the humbling art of medicine @bedsiders
15 Feb 2016 Social CMS extends the 2015 EHR meaningful use attestation deadline to March 29.
19 Apr 2018 Social Medscapes annual report on MD salararies shows a pay increased of 9% to $257,000 (the range in change was +16% to a -9% for general surgeons).
24 Jul 2016 Social RT @DeloitteHealth: Public health insurance exchanges have operated for nearly three years - where are we now? #HCD…
21 Jun 2019 Social CDC reports a 3-10mos shortage of Aplisol, a PPD product. Another PPD product, Tubersol is available for skin testing. CDC recs to use IGRA blood tests for TST & prioritize TSTs. Switching from PPD to IGRA may result in conversions requiring interpretation
20 Sep 2017 Social Astounding! Rx nonadherence isas high as 74% in AS, 90% in gout, 50% in PsA, 75% in SLE, 82% in RA
12 Feb 2018 Social RT @uptoTate: Vegetarian and gluten free diets associated with decreased QOL. Dr. U. Mahadevan #RWCS @RheumNow
16 Jun 2018 Social RT @Janetbirdope: At least half the test costs provided in referrals to rheumatologist are a waste of $ But how do we get the message out…
17 Oct 2016 Social Merck and Aetna inked deal to link rebates for Januvia & Janumet to treatment outcomes in type 2 diabetes
19 Jul 2018 Social In gastroenterology, rheumatology, and dermatology the cost of nonmedical switching estimated to be $214/per pt (>$770k for 3609 pts w/ swtich rate of 16.6%). If Switch rates rise to 25-50% this could cost $1.2-2.4 million.
23 Nov 2016 Social RT @DeloitteHealth: These 10 #innovations have the potential to transform the #healthcare system at large. #cmotoday
25 Sep 2015 Social Rheums should market themselves & what pts they see; w/ peers, pts, in news & online. Dr Cush blogs on the challenge
06 Nov 2017 Social RT @psufka: Tip for sharing your research: create an infographic of your results/“visual abstract”. (The @NephJC crew has mastered this) #A…
31 Mar 2018 Social RT @hausmannMD: There’s no better time to become a rheumatologist! In our recent @ACRheum article, we predict increasing demand for our spe…
25 Aug 2018 Social Average NO-SHOW rate is 5-10%, costing you $10-20k/yr. RheumNow blog on The 'No Show' Problem & what you can do. Common reasons? : emotions, perceived disrespect, and not understanding the scheduling system | RheumNow - Rheumatology News & Information
08 Dec 2018 Social RT @SecAzar: As we continue our efforts to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs, meetings with groups like @ArthritisFdn and @ACRheum…
24 Mar 2017 Social Rheumatologists: consider autoimmune encephalitis in Ddx for rapidly progressive Dz w/ psych symptoms, seizure & memory loss @CCalabreseDO